Archive | October, 2012

Halloween Wreath

23 Oct

As these decorations came attached to bendable wire it made it quite easy to stick them into the body of the wreath then bend and adjust them as needed. I added a giant black sparkle bow and, Voila, an easy Halloween wreath! I think after Halloween this year I will visit the clearance section in several stores and get a few more of these sparkle skulls and bats for next year’s wreath.

The Fall Boot

9 Oct

I have made a commitment for this fall, no more Uggs! Don’t get me wrong I love my Ugg’s but every year I end up wearing them day in and day out, it’s like a really bad fashion addiction. I must branch out, so I am on the hunt for my new fall boot. Here are a few that made my wish list.

Furniture Makeover

3 Oct

So, awhile back I went to our local Restore just to check things out and see what it’s all about. Low and behold I found something interesting, two matching dressers!

My apologies for the low quality photos they were quick shots from my phone. Anyway, both of these together cost $150 and they were in great condition. The gold and the dark brown had to go though. First things first was removing the hardware and stripping the wood.

We then used the strong primer Kilz to try and cover up the knots. After that had dried we used a grey based primer.  We had planned to distress these and I wanted a dark grey to show through. I loved the color and I was tempted to keep the dressers grey.

Next onto the last coat of paint.  I picked Linen White from Benjamin Moore for the final color.

Onto the distressing. Now, this is my first time redoing furniture so this part was really trial and error. I used 120-grain sand paper. I sanded mostly where the wood would weather naturally like on the corners and around the handles where fingers would wear away the paint. We then added the new hardware from Lowes. Here is how they turned out.

If I could do it all over again

2 Oct

When I got married it was before the days of Pinterest, shocking a life without Pinterest who could imagine. I have to admit I get a little wedding envy everytime I take a look at the wedding pins. Don’t get me wrong I loved my wedding, the day could not have been more perfect. Here are a few pictures from my day. I think every bride post wedding wants to do it all over again with new ideas. So if I could do it again this is what I would do!

Photo Booth: You can never have to many photos, and your guests will love taking goofy pictures.

Love the sign, it has great meaning behind it!

I love the one shoulder dress!

Pretty writing


Motivation Monday

1 Oct

I am having one of those Monday’s where the weekend just really didn’t seem long enough. I am not ready for a full work week ahead. Ever have one of those days yourself? The weather was gloomy all weekend, I think it sucked out all my energy as well. When I have days like these I turn to trusty inspirational quotes. I don’t know what it is about motivational words but they perk me up and get me moving again. I have collected a few of my favorites, I hope they are up to the job. Enjoy your Monday everyone!

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